Filippo Ganna breaks individual pursuit world record twice in one day


Filippo Ganna has broken the individual pursuit world record twice in a day at the Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk.

Having beaten the previous mark by American Ashton Lambie in qualifying, Ganna took more than a second off the record again in the final.

The Italian rode to a time of 4:04.252 in the qualifying round and broke his own record in a battle with Great Britain’s John Archibald in the event final.

Ganna went over a second and a half faster than his qualifying time, setting the new world record at 4:02.647 en route to the victory.

In 1996, Chris Boardman smashed the record of Andrea Collinelli lowering his record by more than nine seconds to 4:11.114. Like Ganna today, Boardman broke the record twice.

Ganna, who rides for Team Ineos on the road, claimed bronze in the men’s time trial at this year’s Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

His new individual pursuit record is faster than any four-man 4km team pursuit squad recorded since 1996.


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